Logging on Stolford Farm

(B)logging

Back in early September Joe and Jack started logging and moving up some of the many fallen ash and beech trees at the bottom of Stolford Wood.  Vehicle access isn’t the easiest to this part of the farm so the Gator (or the ‘ Monster truck ‘ as it’s nicknamed) was in full use ferrying …

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Why Visit Exmoor in Winter?

If you’re looking for stunning scenery, pretty historic villages, country pubs with cracking log fires and cosy tea rooms with the warmest of welcomes, visit beautiful Exmoor and discover its hidden gems. Here are 5 of the best places to visit in winter, all close to Stolford Farm Holiday Cottages: Dunster Castle & Village A …

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Horses Welcome

We are delighted that The British Horse Society has approved Stolford Farm Cottages as a Horses Welcome Member. Horse and rider can both enjoy the beautiful Brendon Hills and Exmoor countryside with direct access to bridleways from the farm. Stay at The Cow Shed, our luxury one bed suite for two, or Middle Stolford Cottage, …

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Seeding

Reseeding at Stolford Farm

During late August and early September we reseeded just over 60 acres of the grassland we use for mowing.  We used a mixture of various Ryegrasses, Timothy, Cocksfoot and about 10% white clover in Eight Gates and Netcombe Cottage.  A different mixture of various Ryegrasses with 25% red clover was used on Top Barn, Top …

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Autumn Breaks in Woolacombe

As Woolacombe quietens down, take the opportunity to relax and recharge before the busy festive season with a short break, or Winter holiday, at Coast View. Our new luxury holiday home has stunning views across Woolacombe beach and out to sea. After exploring the Devon coast you can be sure of a cosy and relaxing …

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Planting apple trees

Fruits of our Labour

After planting new trees behind the main house in March, the first of our apples are looking great and ready for the upcoming harvest. We planted these trees with a lot of care, as the conditions for growing apples on the moor aren’t always the best. However, behind the house is a well sheltered, south …

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Lower Stolford

Lower Stolford Revealed

After many decades shrouded in undergrowth and forming the back wall of the lean-to log shed, the recent demolition work has revealed the remains of Lower Stolford farm house, abandoned in the late 1960’s and left to its own devices ever since.  The stone walls are still in decent condition, and we are quite tempted …

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